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Kohleria eriantha

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.8m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Kohleria eriantha. This is a robust shrubby perennial which will grow to about 1.2m tall. This species will produce a rhizomatous root system. The foliage has a lance-shaped and is about 12cm long. It will produce brilliant orange to orange-red pendulous trumpets, they are either single or in clusters of 3 to 4 in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Grown for their showy, tubular flowers borne mainly in summer.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Division of rhizomes in spring or by seed if available.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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